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We practice sustainability at the farm. Crop rotation, use of drip irrigation and re-using the flower water each week are some of the ways we are being kind to the earth.
We are currently sold out of our harvest boxes for the 2017 season.
We have 1 beautiful flower share for the season available. Please email Lorrie at shadymaplefarmcsa@gmail.com if you are interested.

Our harvest boxes are on Tuesdays with pickup between 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Farm. 8005 Portland Rd. N.E. Salem, Oregon.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April 8 Many things are changing



Andrew has disced the field. Plowing first, discing second, then later rototilling.


Multiple colors of Swiss Chard are flourishing.

These large leafed plants are eggplant. They are loving the heat of the greenhouse.

Golden beets growing like crazy in the greenhouse. They will be moved out to the raised beds soon.

Tomatoes bred to do well inside a greenhouse are planted in large pots to the left. Cucumbers that will grow inside to the right. A variety of other plants include: two kinds of tomatillos in the front, tomatoes that will be planted out to the field behind them, then peppers behind them.

Dad selected all kinds of daffodils to plant at The Farm.  These ones are very fragrant.

One of Mom's rose bushes has red tinged leaves. Rain drops hang onto the edges.

One year old great niece peeks out from her stroller. Grins!

Her new little brother is slumbering in his part of the stroller. A duel person stroller. It is a pretty cool contraption.

The onions we planted in early February have grown so much they need a haircut. Jane is the "barber" for this operation.

Jane is getting this down to a science. The ones in the bottom of the photo are all trimmed. They don't look too neat as they are floppy. The greenhouse smells great.

Upon arrival, this great nephew has a tooth just dangling in his cute smile. A grown up lady, Leslie (from when I taught at Sprague) has come to The Farm for a "field trip" with her two boys. Ones of which is running in the background.

About an hour later he runs in to show me his toothless grin! It is adorable. Newly lost tooth in his fingers. My niece and her little one enjoy the show. Such good times.

She brought her mom a flower from the fuchsias blooming in the greenhouse. So pretty!

Plants climbing their stakes. So warm we have the end doors propped open.

Each yellow flower will turn into a cucumber. A few have tiny little cucumbers on them.

Sooo much greenery. And it smells good in here. Ummmm.

4 kinds of lettuce have come up. We succession plant many things so they are getting ready for harvest at different intervals. This is the third planting of lettuce.

In an earlier post there were little, tiny coleus seeds in the palm of my hand. The have grown into these pretty leaved plants. They love shade!

Sweet allysum has already started to flower in the greenhouse. Very fragrant and pretty.

The basil has graduated to the planting boxes in the greenhouse. If all goes as planned we will have this in the first harvest boxes. I pinched a few back to increase branching. And yes, those leaves will be on my pizza tonight!

Plowing finished, check. Discing finished, check. Rototilling to being!